Timofey Mozgov Offers Defense & Rebounding To A Brooklyn Nets Team That Desperately Needs It

A lot has been written about the pre-draft trade between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, but little has been said about the second player Brooklyn got in the deal — Timofey Mozgov. Most fans let out a groan when they heard his name attached to D’Angelo Russell‘s, but Brooklyn should embrace the veteran big with open arms, given that he can fill some much-needed roles.

Mozgov should have no trouble adjusting to life in New York; he started his career with the Knicks back in 2010. After getting off to a promising start in New York, he was shipped to Denver as one of the key pieces of the Carmelo Anthony trade.